Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Home Made Salad Dressing

Those bottled salad dressings - and there are many of them on grocery store shelves - taste just that "bottled". If you love to eat a lot of salad, why not make your own fresh salad dressing. It's so easy. Here's a perfect Italian Salad Dressing recipe.

2 small or 1 large fresh garlic cloves, pressed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning**
1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Put all the above ingredients into a glass screw top jar with a tight fitting lid and shake vigorously until blended. (Or you can put all ingredients into a bowl and use a wire whisk to blend thoroughly.) Makes about 1/2 cup of dressing.

**use Morton and Bassett brand dry herbs. They cost a little more, but they are heavenly. Once you experience the Morton and Bassett Italian Seasoning you'll never use any other brand. It's simply the best.